Yellow Bellflower Apple Scionwood


Yellow Bellflower Apple Scionwood

This is a twig for grafting. Winter. Parentage unknown. Crosswicks, Burlington County, New Jersey, about 1742.

Large conical pure-yellow fruit does everything well, including keeping all winter in the root cellar.

Firm, crisp, moderately fine-grained, rather tender, juicy, aromatic, very good for culinary use and good for fresh eating, especially after it’s mellowed for a month or two. Excellent for pies. Applesauce cooks quickly, somewhat coarse, bright glistening yellow with great flavor and chewy skins. We also love it dried: it’s balanced and flavorful.

One of the first named American varieties and one of the first apples to be grafted and planted in Maine. Incredibly long-lived. When you find a truly ancient apple tree in Maine, there’s a pretty good chance it’ll be a Yellow Bellflower.

Blooms early-midseason. Z4.

919 Yellow Bellflower
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L 919 A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $6.00
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L 919 B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 ft for $5.50
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Additional Information


Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them.

The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 16, 2024, for shipment around March 11. (Please note: we ship scionwood only in mid-March. If you would like to order rootstock to arrive in the same shipment, select mid-March shipping when adding the rootstock to your cart.)

We sell scionwood in two ways:

  • By the stick: One 8" stick will graft 3 or 4 trees.
  • By the foot: For orchardists grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet per variety). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft 6-8 trees from one foot of scionwood.

You can graft right away or store scionwood for later use. It will keep quite well for several weeks stored in sealed ziplock bags in the refrigerator.

For more info:
About Scionwood